I find it very ironic that the same folks that blast the Pharisees for making up all the rules around the Law have the audacity to do the exact same thing!! I actually laughed out loud several times when I first read the article. My wife & I made fun of the Kingdom Melodies comment. Are they serious? HAHAHAHA.
Also, there was one particularly annoying sister (an elderette who has an IQ of about 80) who made the comment about how "the society calls get-togethers gatherings instead of parties. Because everyone knows that those wordly parties end up with everyone drunk or doing drugs" Seriously, she said that. The demonization of everything non-JW is truly unbelievable.
When you think of proving your faith, do you think of how you organize a social gathering, a wedding, a reception or giving/receiving wedding gifts.
No, not at all. It is amazing how they can take these petty rules and someone turn them into being faithful to God. But, as we all know, faith in God = listening to what the WT says. Just another example.
The paragraph about the director of the feast also seems to me to be a complete misrepresentation about what happened at that wedding. In reading the context, it seems this director of the feast was acting more like the catering manager than a chaperone. It doesn't seem that he was a volunteer to make sure that everyone behaved themselves and even compared the wine Jesus made to other weddings that he's been involved with. The assumption that he was a Christian is a very big stretch. He was likely a Jew since the Jews didn't hang out with Gentiles, but if he was hired, it could be possible that he wasn't even Jewish. And, that wasn't even the point of the passage anyway!!
I've personally been asked several times to serve in that capacity and always turned it down. By the way, we didn't have one for our wedding, the wordly DJ actually ran the receiption (GASP).
Blondie, enjoyed your review as always. In the past, I've tried to incorporate some of your comments into the study, but honestly I can't bring myself to comment anymore for fear of blowing up.